Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Clone Wars: Voyage of Temptation

My friends and I are watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Every Tuesday, we will be featuring an episode from the series which began in 2008 (as opposed to the one that started in 2003).  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of the fun.

Episode: "Voyage of Temptation"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 13
Original Air Date: February 5, 2010
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As Obi-Wan and Anakin escort Duchess Satine aboard the Coronet en route to the Senate, it becomes clear her life is under threat.  Assassin probes are aboard the ship.  While the Jedi and the clone troopers ultimately manage to defeat them, their presence suggests a traitor is along for the ride as well.

All of this is secondary to the development of the Kenobi-Satine relationship, first hinted at in the previous episode.  In a desperate moment, the two confess their feelings for one another, Obi-Wan even going so far as to say that he would have left the Jedi Order for the Duchess.  Of course, we all know the very different choice Anakin has already made regarding his feelings for Padme.
via Wookieepedia
Greg Proops voices a Tal Merrik, a senator of great consequence to this story.  Proops was born October 3, 1959 in Phoenix and was raised in San Carlos, California.  He attended both the College of San Mateo and San Francisco State University, though he never graduated.  He is well known as a giant in improv comedy, having been a regular on both the UK and US versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
via Wikipedia
Proops voice credits are extensive, including work on The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bob the Builder, Brother Bear and Asterix and the Vikings.  He made his first Star Wars contribution in Phantom Menace, performing Fode, the Galactic Basic speaking half of the two-headed Pod-Race announcer.  He currently hosts a podcast called The Smartest Man in the World.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, sign on to the list below.  Please visit the other participants today.  Next week: "Duchess of Mandalore."



  1. This one might get my pick as favorite episode of the season.

    1. I can certainly understand why. I think "The Deserter" still gets my vote.

  2. This one sound really good, I think I could zoom up and see this one out of order.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Andrew has watched the series before and would know better than I but in my experience, most of the stories in the series are strong on their own. Be sure to catch an arc at the beginning, though. Watch "The Mandalore Plot " before this one.